The above graph represents the monthly distribution of the top 10 web browser market share worldwide, starting from May 2016 to July 2019. The world’s top web browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, etc. that run on Desktops/Laptops, mobiles, and tablets.

Last Updated22 August 2019
Graph ID437
DurationMay 2016 – July 2019

Google Chrome is leading the global web browser market with 66.26% share as of July 2019. That’s a significant increase from the same period a year ago when it captured 63.18% share. This is across all platforms (Desktop, mobile and tablet).

This is followed by Apple’s Safari, which accounted for 17.66% share of the global web browser market in July 2019, as against 16.70% share in July 2018.

Firefox usage share dropped 1.13 percentage point year-over-year in July 2019, at just 3.89%. That’s a little above from its record low of 3.77% in June 2019. While Internet Explorer browser market share fell to 3.22% in July 2019.

There has always been a neck and neck competition between Mozilla’s Firefox and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. In July 2016, Firefox and Internet Explorer accounted for 10.61% and 10.08% of all browsers share, respectively. After one year, in July 2017, the usage share of Firefox and IE browsers both declined drastically to just 6.76% and 6.73%, respectively.

Despite three years of its launch, Microsoft Edge still has a lower browser market share than Internet Explorer. Edge commands only 2.53% share of the web browser market worldwide across all platforms as of July 2019 – that’s only 0.12 percentage point increase from the previous month and 0.57 percentage point increase from July 2018.

About Web Browsers: Additional Information

A web browser is a software application that people use for accessing the information on the World Wide Web (www). The popular web browsers include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Edge, etc.

The world’s first web browser – WorldWideWeb (later renamed to Nexus) – was created in 1990 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. However, it was discontinued in 1994.

On August 16, 1995, Microsoft released Internet Explorer, which soon became the world’s widely used web browser across all platforms. In fact, due to its immense popularity, the market share of Internet Explorer browser even peaked at over 95% in 2002. However, its usage of Microsoft IE started declining slowly after the launch of Firefox in 2004 and Google Chrome in 2008.

Currently, Google Chrome is the world’s most used web browser across all platforms such as desktop/laptop, mobile, and tablet.

Apple released Safari browser on January 7, 2003. Safari comes as the default browser on all Apple devices including iPhones, iPads, Macbooks, etc.

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